Whale Watching

Go whale watching from May through to October

Each year, the coastline plays host to 25 different species of migrating whales, including Southern Right Whales, Humpback Whales, Blue Whales and Orcas. Try the Winter Whale Trail from the 12 Apostles Coast, through Warrnambool, Port Fairy and Portland to experience the majestic underwater giants.

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Top 5 Whale Watching Tips

Here are our top tried and tested tips to spot yourself a whale this...

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Winter Whale Trail

As the warmer months are windswept aside for the cool change and wild shores of winter, we’re taking the heat off the Great...

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Apollo Bay

Whale Watching in Apollo Bay

Each year between May to October, whales migrate from polar waters to calve in cool temperate waters near the coast....

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Warrnambool

Whale Watching in Winter

When you think of winter holiday destinations, you don’t automatically think of the beach do you?  Well in Victoria, many...

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Portland

Whale Watching in Portland

Whale watching in and around Portland is at its peak over the winter period where the coastline plays host to many of the...

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